As an East Asian spat ramps up after China set a zone restriction over disputed islands, US sub-hunting jets arrive in Japan as planned.
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Erika Abrantes's insight:
P- U.S Navy's first advanced P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan, the start of a deployment that will upgrade Americas's ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China.
P- The deployment was planned before China (last month establishing an air defense zone). The deployment includes six aircraft to be delivered to Kadena air base on Okinawa this month.
P- Chinas air defense zone covers islands controlled by Japan and claimed by Beijing.
P- The mission in the waters west of Japan's main islands will be the new aircraft's first anywhere.
P- The jet is built by Boeing Co based on its 737 passenger plane, built to replace the aging propeller- powered Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion patrol aircraft (been in service for 50 years).
P- The jet is packed with the latest radar equiptment, armed with torpedoes + anti- ship missiles, and able to fly further and stay out on mission longer than P-3.
P- Territioral Spat in the East China Sea between Japan and China.
P- Islands known to Japanese as the Senkakus and to the Chinease the Daioyu.
N to K- Is there a good chance for war between Japan and China, if so what would probably happen? And could the U.S get involved?